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"Solving defense research problems in interesting ways"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Working in the defense research industry provides many interesting problems to solve. However, working at BAE Systems makes it interesting to solve the problems.
Flexible hours are possible. Working strictly 9-5 is unnecessary, maybe arrive as early as 6am or as late as 10am. As long as you can complete your tasks in a timely manner, there is no "clock watching" to ensure that you are present.

Cons

Nearing project deadlines, you may need to work (potentially unpaid) overtime in order to complete the software product.

Advice to Management

Generally a good job.

Other Employee Reviews for BAE Systems USA

  1. "Trust in the directions of the senior management is questionable..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In this day and age, not many companies offer such a complete benefits package such as medical, dental, vision, 401k, and performance share.

    Cons

    Lack of organized product development structure in the new line of business. Lack of fairness in the recognition of key contributors. Lack of knowledge of industry and industry processes in the new line of business. Incompetent program management.

    Advice to Management

    The future of government contracting and programs seems to be changing from what this company has been conventionally used to, because even the government seems to be leaning out their selection and development processes. Proactive strategic planning and intelligent foresight will be necessary to continue the future growth of this company, instead of constantly reacting and responding because the company is not prepared. This includes knowing and understanding the company's true weaknesses, not from the middle management but from the actual people doing the work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "E&IS work isn't that diverse....it's challenging...but can get boring after a while"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional Development, you will learn a lot. The people are very smart.

    Cons

    Working in E&IS is a very narrow area. It's easy to become bored with your work and for things to become monotonous. Managers have a knack for putting younger employees into precise fields rather than letting them explore what they have a passion for and what they do not. If you don't stand up for what you're interested in, you're going to become easily dissatisfied with your work. There's a culture of "not my fault" instead of "How can we make it work?"...not everywhere, but enough that it makes working just that much less fun and productive.

    Advice to Management

    Rotate your newer employees every year or so to keep them fresh and interested. Extend ELDP methodologies into the rest of the organization.


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